Posts Tagged ‘Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L II’

Bittern Surprise

A very rare surprise:  a migrating American bittern attempts to hide in plain sight by standing tall and straight.  It’s a very effective camouflage when they’re amongst the reeds, here not so much.  This is only the second bittern that I’ve ever seen on the Island.

Great blue heron with drooped wings, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Droop Wing I & II

A great blue heron droops its wings to cool off on an unseasonably hot October day.

Closeup of a pair of muskrats together, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Captain & Tennille

Muskrat Love!  A pair of muskrats dine together in the waters of Snug Harbour.


Muskrat having a snack, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Snug Snack

A muskrat munches on a tasty morsel in the waters of Snug harbour.

Juvenile black-crowned night heron, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

October Juvenile

A juvenile black-crowned night heron perches in a tree on Doughnut Island.  I haven’t seen night herons for a while now, it’s surprising to see juveniles still here.

Ten painted turtles on one log, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Bumps on a Log III

A bale of ten turtles bask together in the low October light off of Doughnut Island.  They’ve broken the unofficial record of six turtles in 2012 and five turtles in 2011.


Northern Map turtle basking against deep shadow, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Sidelight Stretch

A northern map turtle basks on the feet of the Snake island bridge.

Wading Great Egret, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Neck Wade

A great egret wades in the shallow waters off of Doughnut Island.

F-35 and P-51 heritage flight close formation, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Shape of the Future

An F-35 and P-51 Mustang fly in close formation at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.


Mach diamonds underneath F-35, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Airshow 2018

F-35 Underbelly

Underneath the mach diamonds of an F-35 at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Lucas Oil Pitts buzzes the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Lucas Buzz II

The Lucas Oil Pitts buzzes the William Lyon Mackenzie at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Condensation forming on USAF Thunderbird F-16s flying in formation, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Formation Condensation

Condensation forms over USAF Thunderbird F-16s flying in formation at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.


Condensation rainbow on USAF Thunderbird F-16, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Condensation Colours

Condensation forms a rainbow over an inverted USAF Thunderbird F-16 at the Canadian International Air Show. Click image to view larger.

Leading edge condensation on USAF Thunderbird F-16, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

F-16 Condensate

Condensation forms on the leading edges of a USAF Thunderbird F-16. Click image to view larger.

Snowbirds flying in formation, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Close Formation

The snowbirds fly in close formation over the Island at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.


P-51 and F-35 heritage flight, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Past and Present

A P-51 Mustang and F-35 fly together against hazy skies at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Canada Goose goslings, Forestry Island, Toronto Islands

Babes in the Woods

Some of the first Canada goose goslings rest on the shoreline of Forestry island.

Red-eared slider turtle injured by boat prop, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Slider Damage 2018

A red-eared slider turtle injured by a boat prop, first imaged in 2016,  appears to be healing nicely. Click image to view larger.


Porter Q400 aborted landing, Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto Islands

Roll Rate

A Porter Q400 rolls almost 20 degrees before aborting the landing during high winds.

Waves wash over the breakwater in front of Bayview, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

When The Levee Breaks II

High winds push waves right over the armour stone in front of Bayview Ave., sending spray all the way back to the houses.

High winds in front of RCYC, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

RCYC Boil

The inner harbour boils in front of the RCYC as winds gust over 100Km/h.


Ferry Ongiara in high winds, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Whiteout

Ferry Ongiara makes her way across the harbour with the winds gusting to 90Km/h.  By the time she landed at Ward’s, winds were gusting over 100Km/h, forcing her to stay Island-side for over an hour until the winds subsided enough for a bumpy journey back to the city. That’s not fog by the way, that’s […]

Gnats covering a branch, the boardwalk, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Masses

Gnats by the million cover tree branches on the boardwalk – cyclists beware.  Presented here in full HD, click image to view larger for all the gory details.

MV William Inglis sailing on light water, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Sea of Light

Ferry William Inglis sails on a sea of light, in advance of an approaching April ice storm.


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